Rising Pune Supergiants, the latest entrants of IPL had roped in many newbies for the upcoming 2017 IPL season and the players who failed to get into any team in the previous season as well. After finishing nearly at bottom of the table in their debut season, the team owners have also decided to replace the most experienced captain in IPL history, MS Dhoni with Australian skipper Steven Smith for the upcoming season in order to groom a young captain.
The Rising Pune Supergiants has the services of Dhoni, Smith, Rahane, Ashwin, Bhatia and Du Plessis who have been part of IPL teams regularly in the past few season and also the newcomers like Ben Stokes and other Indian youngsters.
Here we look at the approaching milestones of the individuals in the RPS side.
92 – Number of matches Rajat Bhatia has featured in IPL so far. He needs to feature in 8 more games to complete 100 IPL appearances.
95 – Number of matches Ajinkya Rahane has featured in IPL so far. He needs to feature in 5 more games to complete 100 IPL appearances.
140 – Number of sixes MS Dhoni has hit in IPL so far. He needs 10 more sixes to complete 150 IPL sixes.
143 – Number of matches MS Dhoni has featured in IPL so far. He needs to feature in 7 more games to complete 150 IPL appearances.
89 – Number of dismissals MS Dhoni has effected in IPL so far. He needs to effect 11 more dismissals to complete 100 IPL dismissals as wicket-keeper.
235 – Number of fours MS Dhoni has hit in IPL so far. He needs 15 more fours to complete 250 fours in IPL.
285 – Number of fours Ajinkya Rahane has hit in IPL so far. He needs 15 more fours to complete 300 fours in IPL.
480 – Runs scored by Ajinkya Rahane in IPL for Rising Pune Supergiants in the first season. He needs 20 more runs to complete 500 runs in IPL for his RPS side.
891 – Number of dot balls Ravi Ashwin has delivered in IPL so far, the 5th most by any player in the history of IPL. He needs 109 more to complete 1000 dot balls in the tournament.